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Recipe

Apple-Blackberry Crisp

Servings: eight

 

Ingredients

For the topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 8 Tbs. slightly softened unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 4 cups sliced apples (1/2-inch slices)
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 Tbs. to 1/3 cup sugar, depending on the sweetness of the fruit
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice

Preparation

  • Heat the oven to 375°F.

Make the topping:

  • Combine the flour, both sugars, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it’s well blended and the mixture crumbles coarsely; it should hold together when you pinch it. Add the hazelnuts. Refrigerate the topping until you’re ready to use it.

Make the crisp:

  • Put the apples and blackberries in a large  bowl. Taste the fruit and sprinkle on the sugar as needed (use 2 Tbs. sugar for very ripe fruit, or up to 1/3 cup for tarter, less-ripe fruit).

  • In a small dish, dissolve the cornstarch in the lemon juice. Gently toss the mixture with the fruit.
  • Pour the fruit into an 8- or 9-inch square (or similar-capacity) glass or ceramic baking dish. Set the pan on a baking sheet to catch overflowing juices. Top the fruit with half of the topping (keep the other half refrigerated) and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the remaining topping over the crisp and continue baking until the fruit is tender when pierced with a knife, the topping is crisp, and the juices are bubbling, another 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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  • Moxie26 | 05/21/2016

    I tweaked it a little bit...added more cinnamon to the topping and added more lemon and cornstarch to the berries.My blackberries are bigger than my thumb so I cut them in half. This was excellent!!

  • user-4652655 | 03/08/2015

    Excellent recipe. We have a nut allergy so I substituted oats for the nuts. It came out perfect. Simple and easy to make.

  • kelsey2 | 10/15/2013

    This is a huge hit! I make it every fall, with Gravenstein apples and blackberries. Yummy! Everyone always ask for the recipe. It is a great go-to recipe that people will rave about.

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